Aquarium biologists travel to Costa Rica to gather animals for Academy exhibits.
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Academy researcher Luiz Rocha is hunting invasive lionfish.
Steinhart Aquarium biologists are shown collecting small cuttings of coral fragments on the California Academy of Sciences 2011 Philippine Biodiversity Expedition. These fragments were legally exported from the Philippines and brought into cultivation as part of the Academy's efforts at sustainable collection-building.
These small cuttings will be grown into larger colonies, which can then be fragmented to produce corals for display, in-house research projects and exchange with other zoos and aquaria. Exchanging captive-propagated corals is one way that we are able to reduce collection pressures on wild reefs.
How does science work? Kind of like a pinball machine. Check it out! The Academy's Charles Griswold takes us through the process of science with an exciting new spider discovery.
Did you know there are 7,000 different kinds of amphibians? Learn more with this fun music video!
Song by Conor Loughridge and the Wiggly Tendrils.
Amazing close up video of Cespitularia sp. soft coral spawning.